I sent the following to (Wheaton-Warrenville, CUSD 200 board members today 11/1/2019)
All of these “experts” were wrong.
[T]he class of 2019, the first to experience all four high school years under Common Core, is the worst-prepared for college in 15 years, according to a new report.
Common Core is a set of national instruction and testing mandates implemented starting in 2010 without approval from nearly any legislative body and over waves of bipartisan citizen protests. Continue reading “Test Scores Down – 1st all Common Core H.S.”
On 10/30/2019 The Daily Herald published an article about the per-pupil cost of schools, the following is a summary of some key facts from it:
“While the average per-pupil cost at a typical suburban preschool is $15,250 and median cost is $13,814, the top five suburban early childhood schools are spending roughly $30,000 or more.”
||Average per-pupil expense
||Median per-pupil cost
Top per-pupil pre-K
- Ann Reid in Naperville D203, $36,633
- Jefferson in Wheaton D200, $34,969
- Prairie Children Preschool in Aurora, $34,274
- Queen Bee in Glendale Heights, $33,751
- Rondout Elementary in Lake Forest, $31,491
- Geneva 304 Early Learning Program, $30,875.
Continue reading “School cost per-pupil”
This is a follow up to a previous post on PR spending:
That was not the first time this type of spending has been brought to the board’s attention. See:
Is it legal for D200 to spend taxpayer money on gifts and Donations? We believe the answer is NO!
Continue reading “D200 PR spending – authorized?”
Back in 2006, when running for governor, Rod Blagojevich unveiled his plan for Universal pre-K. While he won the governors race that year, his goal has yet to be realized. Other politicians and the teachers union are still pushing for it. Recently they did a “study”. We are now being told that too many of today’s pre-schoolers are not ready to start kindergarten when they should be.
What changed? Continue reading “Universal Pre-K for all. Why now?”
For part 1, see d200-citizens-advisory-council-cac
I put in a FOIA for CAC meeting minutes since the last batch we had received. The CAC met on
- April 18, 2018
- September 19, 2018
- October 17, 2018
- December 19, 2018
- January 23, 2019
Continue reading “D200 Citizen’s Advisory Council (CAC) part 2”
Mrs. Vitone spoke at the March 13, 2019 board meeting (starting at 19:35)
“… I recently submitted a FOIA requesting the budget of the PR department plus all its receipts, and I got to tell ya, that FOIA got my blood boiling…”
Continue reading “D200 PR spending”
I went through the D200 board meeting minutes to see how often each of this year’s candidates has spoken, and on what topics. I did not check for committee meetings. Mr. Lonks attends the finance committee and the facilities committee meetings on a regular basis. As far as I can tell, others do not. For each entry, regular font is what appears in the minutes, Italics for more detail based on listening to the videos. Links to a few videos are at the bottom of this post.
Harold has spoken many times over 8+ years at board meetings on a wide variety of topics.
Continue reading “D200 Candidates’ School Board Comments”